FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, file photo, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Syria. Blinken is the leading contender to become President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of state, according to multiple people familiar with the Biden team's planning. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Biden signals sharp shift from Trump with Cabinet picks

President-elect Joe Biden is tapping Obama-era officials for top national security positions

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State Department ‘reimagine taskforce’ collecting IT lessons learned during COVID-19

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State Dept. tells passport services employees without high-risk conditions to return to work Nov. 16

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk, supply chain task force lead at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington. U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. Polowczyk, who was appointed to run a White House supply chain task force in response to the outbreak, told reporters last week that the government is expanding the emergency stockpile of critical supplies and medicines managed by the Department of Health and Human Services. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

With initial urgency passed, agencies using pandemic to rethink, innovate processes

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How the Federal Acquisition Security Council will tackle supply chain risk management

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House members now pushing for way to let feds opt-out of payroll tax deferral

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Federal IT appeals to the kids

So many of my former sources’ kids are now in the market, I’m declaring a trend.

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House passes bipartisan IoT security bill to fix ‘glaring gap’ in cyber infrastructure

The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act would NIST to best practices for device security. The Office of Management and Budget would create guidance for agencies…

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SBA rethinks PIV cards, State Dept. eyes zero trust with employees working remotely

Agencies early in the coronavirus pandemic scrambled to scale up their IT infrastructure to handle mandatory telework and enable secure access to networks remotely.

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